Netflix Hidden Gems: Dutch

Do not let the 14% rating on Rotten Tomatoes fool you. Dutch, written by John Hughes and directed by Peter Faiman, stars Ed O’Neill as the title character, Dutch. To give you a brief synopsis, courtesy of imdb.com: “To get to know his girlfriend's son, a working-class good guy volunteers to pick him up from... Continue Reading →

Movie Musical Mondays: Newsies

Newsies is one of those films that, while it flopped in theaters upon its original release, came back with a vengeance when it was released on VHS. For those of you who don’t know, Newsies is a musical loosely based on the Newsboy’s Strike of 1899, when Joseph Pulitzer and William Hearst hiked up the... Continue Reading →

80. The Apartment

“A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.” There’s a reason this film was nominated for ten Academy Awards. There’s a reason that this film won five of those awards, including Best Picture. There are very few... Continue Reading →

Glinda, the “Good” Witch

There are times when, just because we label someone a certain way, that doesn’t necessarily mean they are what they are labeled. Allow me to clarify with one of the rudest and power hungry characters in film history: Glinda, the “Good” Witch. Let’s start with the introduction. When we first meet Glinda and she is... Continue Reading →

Netflix Hidden Gems: Begin Again

Begin Again is a film written and directed by John Carney, who you may remember from the film Once, also known as the film that rips my heart into a million pieces and puts it back together again with its music. Begin Again, I would say, has a very similar feel in how the dialogue... Continue Reading →

81. Spartacus

“The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.” Okay. Truth time. It took me nearly a month to watch this film in its entirety. Not because it’s a bad film. No. In fact, it’s an amazing film. However, it is most definitely one of those films that is best viewed on... Continue Reading →

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